MEP for South East England Daniel Hannan said the reason Britain voted leave in the referendum of 2016 could be summed-up in three words.
He added: “There he was again this week, reminding us of all the self-satisfied, antiquated and anti-British attitudes that we rejected in 2016.
“If you want a perfect symbol of the remote, smug, entitled Brussels bureaucracy, look no further.”
Mr Hannan pointed to the way Juncker revelled in the staged photo-opportunity with Irish premier Leo Varadkar and a Dublin woman asserting that “Britain does not care about peace in Northern Ireland and that Ireland would be richer than the UK after Brexit” as an example of Junker’s scorn for Great Britain.
He added: “Britain reacted wearily, almost resignedly. We have reached the point where our blazing rows have given way to quiet contempt. The tipsy Luxembourger embodies everything Britain was voting against in 2016.”
In a piece for The Sunday Telegraph Mr Hannan points to both the repeated claims Mr Junker has been “sozzled” and his undisguised rudeness to Theresa May.
He added: “YouTube is full of scenes in which the apparently sozzled Eurocrat staggers around, slaps national leaders, grins stupidly at the cameras and ruffles women’s hair. The official line is that Juncker is suffering from sciatica, but watch the footage for yourself and see if that looks like only sciatica.”
But Mr Hannan’s real venom is reserved for Junker as an enemy of democracy and a man contemptuous of Britain.
British Prime Minister David Cameron was one of only two out of 28 EU leaders to vote AGAINST Juncker’s election to Commission president.
Mr Hannan said: “The truly outrageous thing is the way in which, far from disguising his dislike of democracy, Juncker seems to revel in it.
“When it becomes serious, you have to lie,” he cheerfully declared in 2011.
He was talking about Greece’s economic crisis but, frankly, those words could apply to much of the European project.
Accused of being hostile to public opinion, he replied with extraordinary flagrancy: “I’m ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious. I am for secret, dark debates.
“Since the vote, he has shown no interest in trying to get the best deal for the 27, because that would mean also having a good deal for Britain. The prosperity of each side is tied up with the other, which is why most EU national leaders want a no-nonsense trade deal with the UK that protects their own interests.”